Thursday, September 01, 2011

Southern Sass: Strong Female Characters in Fiction

These Southern women are depicted as strong-willed survivors who know what they want and how to get it, even if they must resort to their womanly wiles to do so. So, fill your glass with sweet ice tea, sit back on your porch swing, and enjoy the rich stories of the south.

Gone for a Handsomer Man by Michael Lee West

After ending her relationship with her unfaithful fiancee, out-of-work Charleston pastry chef Teeny Templeton is wrongly accused of his murder days later and turns to a lawyer ex-boyfriend, who broke her heart a decade earlier, for help.
Summer Rental

Bulls Island by Dorothea Benton Frank

Twenty years after breaking her engagement to a prominent Southern blueblood in the wake of her mother's suspicious death, Betts Barrett returns to her home on Bulls Island to fight local developers and faces unexpected and dangerous challenges.

Welcome to the World, Baby Girl! by Fannie Flagg

TV anchorwoman Dena Nordstrom, the pride of the network, is a woman whose future is full of promise her present rich with complications, and her past marked by mystery.

Carolina Moon by Jill McCorkle

The lives and fortunes of the inhabitants of Fulton, North Carolina intersect at the establishment of Quee Purdy, an energetic, widowed free spirit and tireless entrepreneur whose specialty is fixing broken hearts and changing lives.

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